Friday, February 19, 2016

My Favorite Sculptures at Musei Civici degli Eremitani, Padova (Padua)

DSCN0727 _ Musei Civici degli Eremitani, Padova, 12 October

Musei Civici degli Eremitani, (Museo Archeologico e del Museo d'Arte Medievale e Moderna) in the ancient Italian city Padua impressed me, especially many artifacts from their Archaeological Department.

I was most taken by small a bronze sculpture of a winged foot for its elegant shape in an assertive yet delicate style and the absence of the rest of the body made this piece more intriguing and unforgettable.

DSCN0725 _ Musei Civici degli Eremitani, Padova, 12 October

My second favorite was a stone sculpture of a squatting bird-woman. Comparing the he sleek foot above, this one looked quite primitive, with its rough finish and the ungainly posture of the person/beast.  If that foot belonged to a polished Roman god, this humble yet assured stone figure was the primordial earthy Sphinx. In reality, this figure might be a torso of an ordinary man but I would like to think it as the mythical Sphinx.

DSCN0723 _ Musei Civici degli Eremitani, Padova, 12 October

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